Tag: Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery

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Family-Friendly BC Wineries For The Summer 2023

 mywinepal  May 13, 2023

It has been one year since our world has gone back to near normal since COVID. I have been told that many people are already getting out and travelling. I am sure over the summer that BC wineries will receive many visitors with children in tow. Here is a list of BC wineries that have family-friendly options for parents with…

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The 2023 British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards

 mywinepal  April 19, 2023

It’s time for our BC wines to be recognized by our peers.  The results from the 2023 British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards have been announced. Here is the press release.  Pick up the bottles that won as soon as possible as they will sell out soon! ~~~ (KELOWNA, BC) – April 18, 2023: On April 3 through 5, 2023,…

Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery Chardonnay 2018 and Terraces Pinot Noir 2020

Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery Chardonnay 2018 and Terraces Pinot Noir 2020

 mywinepal  February 19, 2022

Today I have two wines from Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery in Creston to taste.  Their Chardonnay 2018 and Terraces Pinot Noir 2020.  Did you know that Chardonnay is an offspring of Pinot Noir with Gouais Blanc?  Both these wines come with oak ageing and went through malolactic fermentation.  Isn’t it interesting that Chardonnay, a white grape, is vinified the same as…

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Getting Back to Our First BC Trade Wine Tasting Event During COVID – My Selections

 mywinepal  September 12, 2021

It was about 18 months ago since I, and other wine trade people, were able to get together and taste BC wines.  We all arrived wearing masks. Some of us with different haircuts, glasses, etc., so you may have to guess who some of the people are.  Luckily we were able to connect and share a few stories before we…

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COVID-19 Precautions at BC Winery Tasting Rooms When You Visit

 mywinepal  June 26, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic and the lessening of restrictions people will want to meet and move about.  Dr. Henry has asked people in BC to travel within our province.  During the summer many people travel to the Okanagan where there is an abundance of sun, fresh tree fruits, beaches, and wine.  Other areas across the interior, the Fraser Valley and…

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A Few BC Wines to Celebrate with for Thanksgiving 2019

 mywinepal  October 10, 2019

The world seems to have gone crazy, plus we have a Federal election in Canada.  It is fortunate that Thanksgiving is coming up this long weekend so we can get together with family and friends, and celebrate what good things we have had in our life, and hope for a better future. BC wines continue to shine and there are…

Colour VQA Fall tasting 2019

Top Drops from BC VQA Fall COLOUR Tasting

 mywinepal  September 23, 2019

Every Fall we have the Colours Fall Release of BC VQA wines.  Over the last year, what changes has there been to our vineyards, grape varieties, and the number of wineries? Comparing the tasting booklet from both years by the BC Wine Institute we know: there are 10 more wineries, and 299 more acres of vineyards. that Merlot, Pinot Noir,…

Okanagan Wine Festivals

B.C. Best of Varietal Wine Awards 2019 Results Announced

 mywinepal  May 9, 2019

We all like to receive rewards.  It starts as we are young children with our parents, continues through school, and when we are in the workforce.  The 2019 BC Best of Varietal Wine Awards recipients were just announced and I’ve got the list here for you.  Pick up these wines if you can quickly because I’m sure they will sell…

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MyWinePal Top 5 Star Rated Red Wines for 2018

 mywinepal  December 26, 2018

This is Part 2 of my top rated wines for 2018.  I earlier released my list of 40 white and sparkling wines for 2018, which you can read at this link.  This red wine list came from Trade tastings with agents and BC VQA wineries, the Vancouver International Wine Festival, visits to wineries, and personal purchases.  I categorized the wines below to…

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17 New BC VQA Releases for You to Enjoy

 mywinepal  September 24, 2017

Last week the BC wineries who are part of the Vintners Quality Alliance (VQA) presented their latest releases of red, white, and sparkling wines.  74 wineries had tables and each poured around 4 wines on average.  So 296 new releases hit our market, with some wines available at BC liquor stores, while others only available a private wine shops, or…